A GP Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) now works within your this GP practice. If you have, or think you have, a musculoskeletal (MSK) problem they provide an alternative to seeing you GP.

 They provide expert assessment of MSK conditions i.e. muscle, bone and joint problems such as back, neck, shoulder or knee pain. They can provide you with a clinical diagnosis, give you advice on how to manage the problem and suggest appropriate exercise for you to work on independently.

 With your agreement and when appropriate, they can refer you to specialist services such as physiotherapy for supported rehab, X-Ray or orthopaedics. If needed they can liaise with your GP to arrange medication or discuss any non- MSK symptoms which might have been found.

 You can request an appointment with the GP APP; you may also be directed to them by reception staff who have had training to help them guide you to GP APP. Your GP may also ask you to see the GP APP for an expert MSK opinion.


Information about the Physiotherapy service based  within the building in Slateford Medical Centre which is not part of the GP practice can be found at http://www.ecps.scot.nhs.uk/mcleod_details.htm

Patients can now again self-refer to this physiotherapy department. Please read the following information first

  • Self referral is  ROUTINE out-patients physiotherapy appointment only.
    • If the referral is considered urgent, then a referral must come from yourselves
  • We can only accept referrals from patients from Edinburgh GP Practices
  • People can refer themselves for ONE problem only
  • As before, home visits can only be arranged with a GP referral to Physio @ Home
  • Please note that only adults 16 years of age or over can self-refer


For continence problems and walking aid referrals, Please remind your patients to use a separate self-referral form which can be accessed at the same link listed below


Collars, wrist splints, knee braces, maternity belts etc cannot be routinely provided.


The form can be found at:


It should  be printed out (see attached), and posted to us at the address below:

Physiotherapy Department

Slateford Medical Centre

27 Gorgie Park Close


EH14 1NQ

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